It appears Mercedes-Benz has decided to make a move toward a coupe SUV version in a market controlled for some time by the BMW X6.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Coupe SUV Concept was unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2014. It is billed as a compliment to the M- Class. It is believed the vehicle may be in production by 2015.
Engine & Performance
Although not yet officially announced, speculation would have a 4.6 Liter, twin turbo V8 under the hood. This would provide the SUV with 402 horsepower.
An optional engine may be the 5.5 liter version supplying 518 horses.
The Mercedes-Benz Coupe SUV Concept has a forceful appearance beginning with an almost intimidating front fascia. The large grille features the prestigious Mercedes logo then has a square design overall.
The profile stands tall atop its immense 22" wheels. The dual body lines begin on the front fender and rises towards the rear.
The precipitously vertical front windshield allows the roof to meet the top of the tailgate with an integrated rear spoiler.
The LED taillights begin well into the rear fender before wrapping around to the backend.
Chrome tipped exhausts are also nicely integrated into the rear bumper.
The interior is simple and elegant. The window and door controls are mounted high on the door panel sill for easy manipulation and the seats come in fine leather.
The steering wheel is made of wood grain with leather grips.
An infotainment screen sits above the center stack with system controls readily available beneath it and in front of the dual armrest center console.